Culture

April 28, 2014

Why Do Great Writers Stop Writing?
The tragic epilogue of Harper Lee

The tragic epilogue of Harper Lee.

Watch: The Brutal Ageism of Tech
When experience becomes a drag on an engineer's resume
and
3:04 PM

The pimply and young are receiving millions from venture capitalists. Why is experience a negative in Silicon Valley? 

An Open Letter to Everyone Who Says That Jamie Lannister Is Irredeemable
10:04 AM

Game of Thrones is asking you what kind of person you are. The answer isn't as straightforward as you think. 

April 27, 2014

We've Been Told that Different Languages Create Different Worldviews. They Don't.
8:00 PM

It’s not language that makes people different, but the culture associated with the language.

Affirmative Action Fail: The Achievement Gap by Income Is Twice the Gap by Race

Affirmative Action has failed us as a useful took to correct inequal educational opportunity.

Why Are Americans More Accepting of Gays and Lesbians Than Bisexuals and Cross-Dressers?
7:00 PM

Toward the end of act one of Harvey Fierstein's new Broadway play, “Casa Valentina,” the play's dramatic instigator, Charlotte, tries to convince the other cross-dressers staying at the Catskills resort to sign statements proclaiming they are not hom

The NBA Will Ditch Racist Owner Donald Sterling
It’s the players’ league. The owners just own it.
6:33 PM

The NBA will find a way to force racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out, because the players are the ones in-charge now.

April 26, 2014

Slut-Shaming Helen of Troy
If we blame her for the Trojan War, what does it say about us?
8:00 PM

If we blame Helen for the Trojan War, what does it say about us?

Hillary Mantel: This Is What It's Like to Be on the Receiving End of a Hate Campaign
8:00 PM

The double Man Booker–winning novelist on writing for the stage, finishing her Tudor trilogy, and the perils of being a woman in the public eye.

April 25, 2014

Mr. Knowledge Speaks
Wikipedia's founder on Turkey's Twitter ban, the NSA, and why net neutrality might not be such a big deal
2:39 PM

Interview: The founder of Wikipedia opens up on Turkey's Twitter ban, the NSA, and why net neutrality might not be such a big deal.

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